State NRM Program grants
The State NRM Program is a Western Australian Government initiative that provides funding for activities that protect and enhance WA's environment and natural resources.
More than $67 million has been committed to grants since the Program's inception in 2009, supporting over 430 different projects delivered by more than 220 groups.
Visit our projects page to see what we have funded.
New funding for the Program was announced in May 2014 - $24 million over three years starting 2015/16 to support community engagement and participation in natural resource management.
Details on the types of grants that will be available under the new Program will be available soon.
2014 Community grants - now closed
$2.7 million is available through the 2014 State NRM Program Community grants.
Community groups can apply for grants between $10 000 and $50 000 for activities that help conserve, restore, rehabilitate or enhance a local natural area or conserve biodiversity. Grants are available for on-ground works, as well as planning, training, and resource assessment activities.
Schools, industry groups, not-for-profit organisations, local governments and environment action groups in regional and metropolitan areas of Western Australia can apply.
Applications close Friday 20 June 2014.
Note: the 'project plan' in the application form (p.5) and guidelines (p.11) is an A3 page.
For more information please contact us (08) 9368 3168
Please note: the announcement of successful projects is expected in December 2014.
Information for grant recipients
Acknowledging State NRM Program funding
If you have a project with us please remember to acknowledge us as a funder.
This helps spread the news about the types of activities we fund, raises our profile as a key funder and keeps the WA community informed of how public money is spent.
Please use these words: ..."supported by funding from the Western Australian Government's State Natural Resource Management Program" ...
Acknowledgement should be included in all promotional activities:
- events and announcements
- media releases and interviews
- workshops, forums and conferences
- display materials and signs
- publications and websites
These logos can be used on publications, websites, advertising and display materials and signs. Two high quality versions are supplied here that should meet your design needs. Please note that you need a special design program to open the EPS version.
Funding agreement and reporting templates
These are supplied as an example only. You will receive the latest versions of these when you develop your funding agreement and commence reporting.
- Funding agreement for sponsored projects
- Funding agreement for non-sponsored projects
- Project schedule template
- Progress report template
- Final report template
Valuing your contribution
Your contribution as a volunteer is probably much bigger than you realise.
In an environment of shrinking budgets it's important we capture the true value of volunteer and other in-kind effort. It helps funders understand the real dollar value of activities and impact of spending on community projects.
In-kind contributions include the donation of:
- time (volunteer hours or specialist services)
- use of equipment
Time is often underestimated in these calculations.
When estimating time, consider all the things that you and others do:
- organising things
- promoting and communicating
- supervising activities
- the list goes on....
State NRM Program volunteer rates:
- adult $250 per day or $30 per hour
- child $15 per hour
- specialists are accounted at their normal full rates
We can't emphasise enough how important it is to capture in-kind contributions.
Please contact us if you would like help estimating the in-kind contribution of your project.
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Aboriginal engagement is an important part of our grant application process
Ask First: a guide to respecting Indigenous heritage places and values, provides a practical guide to identifying, consulting and negotiating with Aboriginal stakeholders. Help is also available through Regional NRM groups, Aboriginal Land Councils and the State NRM Office. Please read the Grant application guidelines (p.3) for more information.